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It was a perfect Saturday afternoon for a football game. LittleU won the game. Yay!
One thing I’ve noticed this week is that I do feel more centered, more grounded. It was definitely a week that could have felt chaotic and out of control since I came back to a full week of instruction and desk shifts. There have been few moments when I haven’t been multitasking. While I like being busy, this can often lead to exhaustion and feeling unsettled. Unwittingly, I set my alarm incorrectly last night and didn’t have enough time to meditate this morning. And I can tell that I’m not as calm today because of it. This helps reinforce my commitment to the 2 hours a day minimum. Already, I’m thinking about how I can add another hour into my days.
Another thing that came out of my time at the retreat is a desire to start really improving my overall physical health. This means exercise. We have access to personal trainers here at LittleU and I’m looking into working with one. Hopefully this will make me more motivated. Often, being accountable to someone other than myself is a good motivator. I also plan to start doing Yoga. This will actually help me improve my ability to meditate.
On the work front, instruction is now in full swing. Between teaching, I’ve also had time to start doing some book/materials ordering. One area that I really want to grow this year is our selection of DVD’s. To begin I’m using the AFI’s Top 100 list. I had written a grant request for this purpose, but haven’t heard anything yet. I’m also working on plans for the KS One Book. We’ll be doing some discussion groups and other events. And I’m partnered with a very talented colleague in this project, so it’s pretty exciting. Might even turn into a conference presentation at some point if things go well. Besides all that, I’ve also got two presentations to prepare for that are coming up in October and early November. So the fall will be productive and full.
Still, there is always time for knitting and football. I’m slowly working my way to finishing the second pair. I have about an inch of cuff left before I start turning the heel. As to football, we are playing one of our rivals this weekend, so I’ll be staying in LittleUtown Friday night so I can go to the game on Saturday. Next weekend DH and I are heading of to HugeUtown for a book festival. I’ll be working at it for a couple of hours in the morning. Then it’s off to lunch at the local brew pub and shopping at the Yarn Barn. Fun!
That’s probably what I smelled like when I finally got back to the country house last night. So I took a shower and got all clean.
I helped our student group selling concessions at the LittleU’s opening football game yesterday. Do people only go to football games to eat? Seriously! Not really complaining though because they get at least $150 for every game they work (and they’re doing 3), which helps pay for members to go to things like ALA in Chicago next year. Good cause and all that.
And, although I missed most of the game, it was actually pretty fun. I had a great time despite the rush of people from 6 pm to 9 pm. Kind of brought me back to when I worked at the Fairbanks airport gift shop and we’d have the huge groups of Japanese tourists come through. The shop owner always had extra people on hand for those times and we stayed busy for about 3 hours straight. It was nice for the commission part. Of course, I didn’t personally get paid for last night…unless you count some Dr. Pepper, a hot dog, and a pretzel.
I did see a one touchdown scored in the game after I got done working. And then I left. The score was 35-0 in the fourth quarter and unless some miracle occurred for Western Colorado State, I think LittleU won. Always good to open the season with a team you can definitely beat. Gets people excited. I’m looking forward to future games. I did buy a season ticket this year and plan to hit all the games that I can.
DH has a parade tomorrow in Chapman. Not sure if I’ll go or not because it’s in the afternoon and it’s supposed to be another hot one. Tuesday I make the trip to IL. Staying with the in-laws for a night. It will be nice to see them again and visit a bit.